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Ira Condit


Rev. Ira Condit was a native of New Jersey. He was born near Morristown, March 6th, 1772. His early life was that of a farmer. In 1798 he removed to Western Pennsylvania, settling first in Mercer county, and then in Washington county. In 1808 he graduated at the Academy at Canonsburg, and after completing the study of theology under Dr. McMillan and his pastor, Rev. George M. Scott, he was licensed to preach the gospel by the Presbytery of Ohio, October 17th, 1811. The first year of his labor was spent as a missionary, itinerating amongst the vacant churches and destitute settlements of Washington county. On November 8th, 1814, he was installed pastor of the congregations of Fairfield and Big Sugar Creek, Mercer County. In April, 1827, he accepted a call to the congregation of Georgetown, or Upper Sandy, as it was then called. He was afterwards installed, for a portion of his time, over the congregation of Amity. This charge was relinquished April 22d, 1829. In June of the same year, he was installed over the congregation of Cool Spring, for one third of his time. In this united charge, Fairfield, Georgetown and Cool Spring, he labored until his death, which occurred October 24th, 1836. As a preacher he was not eloquent, nor was he gifted in the art of sermonizing. He was, however, very solemn and impressive in his manner, which gave great weight to his words. 

Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, 1884


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